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set a salary is how am i going to help these young people who come to washington. kids are burdened with debt. we have to help them out of that. they have to pay it back. it is not free. we took the wall street bankers out of the equation but that's about it. i think it is really sad. >> eliot: congressman you're so right in the way you articulate and through our conversations, all over the past couple of months you have been consistent and articulate on this. mitt romney's statement is offensive. to guess to the very core of why he does not understand the folks who don't want to vote for him. because he thinks people are bought. he think everything is a transaction. that it is mersary. -- mercenary. these folks signing up for the deferral, they want to work. they don't want anything for free. >> think about this. this is a man who admitted after he fixed his tax return so he could pay a little bit more in the one year he revealed to us, he was paying 13% 14% taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars
by washington standards. any surprise that the president's proposal was outright rejected by speaker boehner? it was an "in your face" proposal to him. >> it was. i'm not surprised. i don't think any of us are surprised it was rejected. i think we're a little surprised, maybe a lot surprised it was put forward in the first place. this is really different. barack obama, this is a really different negotiating posture and position that he is starting from. if we look back to that horrible debt ceiling fiasco from last summer in 2011, i think we all remember how bleak that was that obama started his negotiating position really from a place that met the republicans more than halfway so he was going to be bound to end up meeting them in the final analysis. which is what happened. it was demoralizing. now, after re-election, he has been obviously very embowdenned. he's put forth something -- it is clear they won't accept it. they won't wake up tomorrow morning and think they want more stimulus spending. this is a strong move.
washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters november 2nd. >> eliot: new york city is trying to get back to normal as quickly as possible, after hurricane sandy. but it's not normal yet. which brings us to our number of the day. 26.2. that's the length of the marathon that will not be run by nearly 50,000 people sunday. after some argument, the annual new york city ma
together. this notion that it all happens in washington, that there is compromise and stand on principle. the lesson for this president in the first four years ought to be he didn't spend enough time out with the people leading the country and explaining what his vision for the country was. i think that the government--if he can sell his vision to the people, the government will follow. >> eliot: richard, let me restate what you said which is exactly right. he wants to persuade us that we're not divided. he's wrong. we're divided about fundamental principles. that's okay. that's what democracy is all about. but if he wants to lead us, he has to persuade the group he disagrees with instead of pretending that we're not dividing and masking over, and that's not the way you lead. that's a fundamental issue. sam, what do you think--what do you hope he does, what do you fear he will do. >> i hope that he learns the lesson that there is no compromising with the republicans. you have to essentially, what richard said, you have to go out and get that popular support for your program and essential
in washington. you know this, too the money has always been on the side of immigration reform. because corporations want these guest workers. they want to exploit the visiting workers and whatnot and if it means that they have to give up some path to citizenship they'll do it. but the problem is they've created analect an electoral base that is motivated by their issues with brown people, gay people, by their issues of cultural i i implications of women having control over their bodies? >> eliot: i agree. the issue for the republican party is that those issues that motivated them, as you said, were the social issues which lost the election for them. they are no longer the demographics of the electorate, and no longer permit them to get to 50%. either popular vote for electoral college. they peel them off one by one. as they lose them they have no argument to make other than what john boehner sees left to make on taxes. that's what he wants to do. i'm not persuaded that that isn't a losing strategy or epidemic their only possible strategy. >> when the republican party comes around in fo
to healthcare, we have to change, bend to the curve to use the language of washington, d.c. or else we will have a crisis. on the other hand, there are other areas of government spending where we must invest and as you point out in 19th century infrastructure does not make us competitive and what's been lost in some of the conversation here is the necessity of making those investments. are you going to try to lead the charge to bring us back to a more sensible middle ground on this? >> i am. i think some republicans might agree on that. what we've been here for two years is ideological lockdown. we haven't been in problem solving. bottom line, republicans are now starting to acknowledge we need revenues. whether the speaker will be successful in getting them to say yes when he gets specific remains to be seen. by the way i think is much more important for us to get a good, substantial deal that's sustainable and makes a dent in the deficit without hurting the economy and if we do that on january 15th and it is a good
the reason why he didn't. it's a real-- >> eliot: indeed. you hear a lot in washington, senators saying we should have been told more. what should congress have been told? it's sort of a murky area where it's not clear what if any crime was committed other than the potential breach by the fbi. what should congress be told in instances like this, do you think? >> i don't think it's clear that congress should have been told anything. look, they are senators and members of congress. they are important people. they're miffed. it's understandable that they're miffed but exactly why i can't say. i agree with what the lieutenant commander said 100%. the reporting of this issue over the next few days should really turn to the fbi agent because that's where the story is. >> i could not agree more and i'm trying not to be too judgmental for a host of reasons, but when i read the litany of sequence i'm intrigued about this rogue agent that's the only way to describe him her, i don't know the gender, but alerts two members of congress to the fact of an ongoing investigation. now the members of congres
and vermont new hampshire and iowa. then just this week we added washington state and then just -- they would do nothing at all. eventually, have a bunch more states jumping on and then the supreme court can say we have a national consensus trend and the rest of you states, you gotta get on board too. >> eliot: do you think most people would appreciate -- it makes it easier for supreme court and at some point makes it imperative for the supreme court to embrace rights that have bubbled up more organically. that's what we saw on election day with state referenda expanding the marriage. >> the ninth amendment talks about rights of the people. the 14th amendment talks about privileges and immunitieses of citizens. from the citizenry from the people at a certain point. new rights. at a certain point the supreme court says yes this has now become part of the national fabric and you other states have to get on board. think about, for example women's rights. there was a time when it was okay for government to discriminate
of representatives is a deal likely? erskine bowles wrote today in "the washington post" and i quote... but throughout the campaign, president obama insisted that any deal must include tax hikes on the well-to-do. something this campaign senior as viser david axelrod emphasized today. >> he talked about it in debates and speeches. on the need for balanced deficit reduction that included some new revenues and he was re-elected by you know, in a significant way. but if the attitude is that, you know nothing happened on tuesday, that would be unfortunate. >> eliot: that seems to be house speaker john boehner's attitude toward any tax hike at all. take a listen. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. i'm not sure it could pass the senate. so the votes aren't there. what i did yesterday was lay out a reasonable, responsible way forward to avoid the fiscal cliff and that's through putting increased revenues on the table but through reforming our tax code. >> eliot: for more on the
washington university. thank you for joining us. >> a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: it seems to me with all this screaming and shouting about susan rice's testimony. the only thing that struck me for legitimate upset might be that general petraeus has said he believed it was a terrorist and the u.n. ambassador said originally it was not that. is that a legitimate area of some investigation by congress? >> in fairness to susan rice. she did not say it was an act of terrorist. she didn't rule it out either. she made clear her understanding of what happened would evolve over time. the significance of general petraeus on the hill is to begin a more fullsome process to answer questions that still don't have complete answers. the second dimension will be the completion of the accountability review board the arb that the state department is working on and will be released next month by secretary of state hillary clinton. i'm confident through these processes we'll understand through the best of our knowledge what exactly happened and put statements in their proper contexts. >> eliot: look the wild
washington university. thank you for joining us, professor. >> pleasure, eliot always. >> eliot: it seems so tantalizingly closer. a cease-fire was about to be announced. you've been through the process before. can you infer or suggest or understand what would be a sticking point at this late moment? >> part of this is probably one or both of the parties haven't got man they need out of current crisis. i strongly suspect it is probably on the hamas side where they're looking for assurances that if there is a cease-fire, there will be some relaxation of the israeli blockade and obviously israel is in no position to grant such a wish as long as there are rockets that are continuing to rain down on the israeli population. >> that seems like such a fundamental issue. do you think israel will agree there should be a cease-fire if it in any way relaxes the blockade. the blockade has been central to its approach to hamas. hamas is a terrorist organization internationally recognized as such. it would seem to me israel wo
it by using the hash tag "my 2 k." >> if the latest "washington post" "abc news" poll is correct, the 06% 60% said they supported, and oklahoma congressman tom cole told politico last night, i quote i think we ought to take the 98% deal right now. it doesn't mean that i agree with raising the top two i don't. but house speaker john boehner disagreed with that call. >> i told him that i disagreed with him. >> eliot: he seemed more interesting in attacking the president than finding common ground. >> as the speaker said we have done our part. we have pup revenue on the table. we have not seen any good faith effort on the part of this administration to talk about the real problem that we're trying to fix. >> eliot: the finger pointing and the slow-moving talk seems to be causing anxiety for some of the ceo who is met with the president to discuss the country's fiscal mess. david cote had this to say. >> i can only be hopeful there is more going on behind the scenes than we're aware of or than we're being told. otherwise it's very scary. we could very well be going off the fiscal cliff. >> eliot
that bargaining power. essentially in washington doing nothing is the output, is the kind of logical end of not degreing on anything. if nothing is done tax rates go up primarily on the wealthy and that's not something that the republicans want to see. john boehner is signaling what he wants is to get an agreement that all the spending and all of the bush tax cuts will simply continue on after january 1st. >> eliot: i hate to sound like a broken record, but i completely agree with you. the president gains strength by waiting. i've written this. you've written this. the bush tax cuts expire of their own accord and the president is sitting there with a tax increase on the middle class but then he turns to the republicans and says lower tax taxes, and how can they vote against that. there were twin scourges that were predictedded by the deficit hawks. one, we would have rampant inflation if we had continued deficit spending, and the other that interest rates would necessarily skyrocket. neither has happened. >> quite the opposite. the yield on a ten-year treasury is below 2%. the dollar is
that they strong arm the compound and wait for washington to negotiate their extraction. it was president obama who said no, if you're going in, i want you to go in with enough force to fight your way out of the% country if necessary. clearly that was embracing of a large risk. that was embracing the possibility of actually getting in a shooting war with pakistan. so it did surprise me that it would be the president who would demand they go in in force as opposed to the military commander. >> eliot: that is fascinating because one presumes had there been a stand off that could have been negotiated out. fascinating and i'm sure there will be more, and maybe you'll write more about that as time goes on. mark bowden, author of the spectacular new book" the finish" the killing of osama bin laden. thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you eliot. >> eliot: the decision with the potential to impact every one of us. what to expect from the united >> eliot: what's next on the docket for the justices of the supreme court, a look ahead at the >> eliot: from affirmative action to voting rights and possibly
! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters november 2nd. >> eliot: the new york city area has been devastated with dozens of deaths and property damage. many are still without power after the storm and may be so for days or weeks. for more on the local response on the tragedy i'm journeyed with carolyn congressman carolyn maloney from one of the most diverse
a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters november 2nd. ♪ ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program he
for advocates for legalizing marijuana. voters in washington state and colorado approve ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana for recreational use. >> this is not medicinal. this is recreation abuse. >> there will be some hungry coloradoans. they shouldn't break out the cheetos too quickly. >> what about mallomars. >> what's to keep someone from getting all potted up on weed and getting behind the wheel. nothing ♪ oh, i never wanted ♪ that low-wage ♪ job of president ♪ for my career ♪ >> president obama of him watching michelle, look at this photo. if you're wondering what the least retweeted photo of all time. here we go. it's karl rove. >> happy little weasel karl rove i think they just-- >> he looked like a pissed off humpy dumpy. >> he looks like someone took a tire pump and inflated larry david. he looks like a rush limbaugh had sex with a beanbag chair. >> that's so messed up. ♪ i'm income hiding ♪ in luxury ♪ yacht buying ♪ rich ♪ >> eliot: almost too bad the election is over. big money usually wins elections. what happened this time coming up next. that the pr
to it and seems to be gaining momentum in washington. >> look, if you want to be serious about deficit reduction you're going to have to allow the tax rates for upper income people to go back to the clinton era. that's where the money is. if you're really serious, then you go after the various loopholes that exist. but you cannot bargain away and i certainly hope that the president will keep his campaign promise that we are not going to extend the tax breaks for the top 2%. that is, as you've indicated that's where the money is. >> eliot: tomorrow the president is meeting with a range of ceos and granted they're an important constituency. they run important pieces of our economic structure. what should he tell them tomorrow when he meets with them? >> what he should tell them is that atime when the wealthy are doing phenomenally well and when corporate profits are in some cases off the wall, wall street is doing very well. that if they love this country that if they're serious about deficit reduction they are going to h
's view this open-source negotiating as opposed to the closed source dialogue taking place in washington. with the expected revenue figure and then match in dollar and value with a spending cut. we will proceed until we have the 4 trillion-dollar in deficit reductions over ten years that is being south. we will see what a genuine detailed balanced deficit reduction package looks like. the details in all this are tough. let's give it a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a >>and now to my point. that is a whole bunch of bunk! the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. uh, i'm in a timeout because apparently riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stocks... wait, why are you taking... oh, i see...solitary. just a man and his thoughts. and a smartphone... with an e-trade app. ♪ nobody knows... ♪ [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed. >> eliot: the fact is t
. here are the straightforward points that he makes central to the debate that is now gripping washington and has mesmerized wall street. recall this wisdom comes from the oracle of omaha the wiseman of finances, the points may sound familiar but the source, warren buffet, is what matters so much. point one raising the marginal tax rate to clinton era levels will not have any impact on investment decisions an indeed our growth during periods of much higher marginal rates than those apply now was robust benefiting both the wealthy and the middle class. recall, this was the same conclusion that the crs reached in a report republicans tried to suppress as i reported a few weeks ago. point two cuts in tax rates have given, as he calls it a huge tailwind to the super rich. an average tax of 26.4% in 1992 but only 19.9% in 2009, an average income of $202 million. buffet said this is an outrage. his answer, an absolute minimum tax of 30% on income between a million dollars and $10 million 35 above that. no loopholes. no hidden games keep it simple. finally the most important point, point 4 going
. one other example for right now. luckily, the george washington bridge was not affected. 93% of everything we consume the food, the water everything else in new york city, long island comes in over that bridge. if that bridge were shut, we would starve. it has to have redundancy. we've been talking about a rail freight tunnel under the harbor. >> eliot: do i remember a meeting about this in my office eight years ago. you've been an advocate for years. >> that would provide redundancy. there are other areas where we need redundancy. you can't rely -- if something happens to that one facility, there's no alternative. >> eliot: i hope people finally focus on this issue around are willing to allocate the dollars. has this event had a political impact and if so, in what way? >> it will certainly have a political impact. in what way is difficult to say. there are balancing considerations. for example, certainly the president by getting a lot of publicity, acting as president and doing a very visibly good job,
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